Lin-Manual Miranda is back with his latest Hamildrop. On Tuesday (Nov. 20), the Hamilton head honcho unleashed “Cheering for Me Now,” the latest addition to his Hamildrop series. Unlike last month’s “Theodosia Reprise,” which was soothingly soulful, November’s track is the complete opposite with its sunshine, cheery, and I-can-take-on-the-world sound.
The three-minute, black-and-white clip for the track finds Miranda donning his Alexander Hamilton costume —the first time since his departure in 2016— as he takes center stage at Hamilton‘s home of the Richard Rogers Theatre on Broadway. In between the footage of Miranda performing, are shots of New Yorkers going about their everyday lives.
The celebratory song was composed by John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago) with lyrics written by Miranda himself. The music video was directed by Oz Rodriguez and edited by Danny Garcia.
According to the video’s accompanying press statement, the song “is an original about New York’s ratification of the constitution.” Watch the music video for “Cheering for Me Now” above.
“Cheering for Me Now” is the penultimate Hamildrop which will officially come to an end with next month’s release.
“Cheering for Me Now” is one of many Hamildrops that have been released since the series’ launch in December of 2017. The collection of songs range from a polka song by “Weird Al” Yankovic (“The Hamilton Polka“) to the March for Our Lives-inspired theater mashup “Found/Tonight” which features Miranda and Dear Evan Hansen’s Ben Platt, and most recently Sara Bareilles’ “Theodosia Reprise.”
For more information about the collection of redone songs, head on over to the series’ website.